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Märta Mattsson

Jeweller
Published: 07.01.2015
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Palindromes, 2014. Copper electroformed beetles, cubic zirconias, lacquer, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Palindromes, 2014
Copper electroformed beetles, cubic zirconias, lacquer, resin, silver
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Marta Mattsson. Brooch: Slices, 2014. Copper electroformed beetles, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver. Marta Mattsson
Brooch: Slices, 2014
Copper electroformed beetles, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver
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Marta Mattsson. Brooch: Palindromes, 2014. Cicada wings, crushed stone, glitter, resin, silver. Marta Mattsson
Brooch: Palindromes, 2014
Cicada wings, crushed stone, glitter, resin, silver
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Marta Mattsson. Necklace: Palindromes, 2014. Cicada wings, crushed stone, glitter, resin, silver. Marta Mattsson
Necklace: Palindromes, 2014
Cicada wings, crushed stone, glitter, resin, silver
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Marta Mattsson. Necklace: Palindromes, 2014. Cicada wings, copper electroformed cicada, crushed stone, glitter, resin, silver. Marta Mattsson
Necklace: Palindromes, 2014
Cicada wings, copper electroformed cicada, crushed stone, glitter, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Piece: Palindrome, 2014. Cicada wings, resin, crushed stone, glitter. Märta Mattsson
Piece: Palindrome, 2014
Cicada wings, resin, crushed stone, glitter
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Märta Mattsson. Piece: Palindrome, 2014. Cicada wings, resin, crushed stone, glitter. Märta Mattsson
Piece: Palindrome, 2014
Cicada wings, resin, crushed stone, glitter
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Märta Mattsson. Piece: Palindrome, 2014. Cicada wings, resin, crushed stone, glitter. Märta Mattsson
Piece: Palindrome, 2014
Cicada wings, resin, crushed stone, glitter
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Märta Mattsson. Piece: Slices, 2014. Copper electroformed beetles, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver. Märta Mattsson
Piece: Slices, 2014
Copper electroformed beetles, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Untitled, 2013. Butterfly wings, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Untitled, 2013
Butterfly wings, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Wings from butterfly, cicada and moth, resin, silver, steel. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Wings from butterfly, cicada and moth, resin, silver, steel
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Wings from butterfly, cicada and moth, resin, silver, steel. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Wings from butterfly, cicada and moth, resin, silver, steel
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Wings from butterfly, cicada and moth, resin, silver, steel. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Wings from butterfly, cicada and moth, resin, silver, steel
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Split, 2013. Drift wood, copper electroformed beetle, cubic zirkonias, silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Split, 2013
Drift wood, copper electroformed beetle, cubic zirkonias, silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Fossils, 2012. Cicadas, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Fossils, 2012
Cicadas, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Fossils, 2012. Cicadas, crushes malachite, resin, glitter, silver. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Fossils, 2012
Cicadas, crushes malachite, resin, glitter, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossils, 2012. Cicadas, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossils, 2012
Cicadas, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossils, 2012. Cicadas, crushed kayanite, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossils, 2012
Cicadas, crushed kayanite, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Fossils, 2012. Cicadas, crushed olivine, glitter, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Fossils, 2012
Cicadas, crushed olivine, glitter, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossils, 2012. Cicadas, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossils, 2012
Cicadas, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossil, 2012. Cicada, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossil, 2012
Cicada, crushed copper ore, glitter, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Fossils, 2012. Cicadas, crushed kaolin, glitter, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Fossils, 2012
Cicadas, crushed kaolin, glitter, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Coming Out, 2012. Copper electroformed beetle, wood, wallpaper, gold plated silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Coming Out, 2012
Copper electroformed beetle, wood, wallpaper, gold plated silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Camouflage, 2011. Cicada, resin, glitter, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Camouflage, 2011
Cicada, resin, glitter, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Untitled, 2012. Copper electroformed spider, cubic zirconias, lacquer, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Untitled, 2012
Copper electroformed spider, cubic zirconias, lacquer, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossil, 2011. Cicada, crushed azurite and pyrite, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossil, 2011
Cicada, crushed azurite and pyrite, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Fossil, 2011. Crushed pyrite, cicadas, silver, resin. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Fossil, 2011
Crushed pyrite, cicadas, silver, resin
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: Fossile, 2011. Crushed pyrite, silver, resin, cicadas. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: Fossile, 2011
Crushed pyrite, silver, resin, cicadas
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Camouflage, 2011. Gold dust, beetle, resin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Camouflage, 2011
Gold dust, beetle, resin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Cameo, 2011. Calfskin, walnut wood, gold, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Cameo, 2011
Calfskin, walnut wood, gold, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Cicadas, 2011. Crushed azurit, cicadas, silver, resin. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Cicadas, 2011
Crushed azurit, cicadas, silver, resin
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Still Life, 2011. Beetle, resin, walnut wood, wallpaper, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Still Life, 2011
Beetle, resin, walnut wood, wallpaper, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Prey, 2010. Beetle, lacquer, resin, wallpaper, walnut wood, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Prey, 2010
Beetle, lacquer, resin, wallpaper, walnut wood, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Skin Flowers, 2011. Goatskin, walnut wood, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Skin Flowers, 2011
Goatskin, walnut wood, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Crash!, 2011. Taxidermy bird, walnut wood, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Crash!, 2011
Taxidermy bird, walnut wood, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Earrings: White Beetle, 2011. Copper electroformed beetle, cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Earrings: White Beetle, 2011
Copper electroformed beetle, cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Brown Beetle, 2011. Copper electroformed beetle, cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Brown Beetle, 2011
Copper electroformed beetle, cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Amber, 2011. Beetle, gold dust, resin, walnut wood, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Amber, 2011
Beetle, gold dust, resin, walnut wood, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Beetle Juice, 2009. Beetle, resin, yellow cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Beetle Juice, 2009
Beetle, resin, yellow cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Beetle Juice, 2009. Beetle, resin, yellow cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Beetle Juice, 2009
Beetle, resin, yellow cubic zirconias, silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Inside, 2009. Beetle, wallpaper, resin, silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Inside, 2009
Beetle, wallpaper, resin, silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Inside, 2009. Beetle, wallpaper, resin, silver, lacquer. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Inside, 2009
Beetle, wallpaper, resin, silver, lacquer
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Atlas Beetle, 2010. Copper electroformed Atlas beetle, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Atlas Beetle, 2010
Copper electroformed Atlas beetle, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Atlas Beetle, 2010. Copper electroformed Atlas beetle, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Atlas Beetle, 2010
Copper electroformed Atlas beetle, cubic zirconias, lacquer, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Necklace: The Nest, 2010. Goat skin, butterflies, gold. Märta Mattsson
Necklace: The Nest, 2010
Goat skin, butterflies, gold
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Cameos, 2010. Goat skin, calf skin, walnut wood, gold, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Cameos, 2010
Goat skin, calf skin, walnut wood, gold, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Reversed Beauty, 2010. Taxidermy rabbit, walnut wood, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Reversed Beauty, 2010
Taxidermy rabbit, walnut wood, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Bow, 2010. Calf skin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Bow, 2010
Calf skin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Bow, 2010. Reindeer skin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Bow, 2010
Reindeer skin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Bow, 2010. Calf skin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Bow, 2010
Calf skin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Brooch: Bow, 2010. Calfskin, silver. Märta Mattsson
Brooch: Bow, 2010
Calfskin, silver
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Märta Mattsson. Pendant: Coming Out, 2010. Beetles, lacquer, walnut wood, resin. Märta Mattsson
Pendant: Coming Out, 2010
Beetles, lacquer, walnut wood, resin
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Statement

Rebirth

Sometimes I see beauty in things that other people find strange or are even repulsed by. I become fascinated when there is something you do not want to see and the feeling you get when you do not want to look at something, yet you still do. My jewellery deals with the tension that lies between attraction and repulsion. I take seemingly inappropriate materials, making ordinary and familiar objects seem extraordinary and unfamiliar.

In the 18th century many new breeds of animals and plants were discovered and it was the main era of cabinets of curiosities. People collected rarities because it gave them the feeling of being in the presence of something extraordinary and marvellous. The cabinets of curiosities were not meant to sympathize with the creatures on display, only marvel over their oddity. In a world where not many new and exotic breeds are discovered I use dead creatures in my pieces to evoke wonder. The creatures are transformed and reborn; given a new life as objects of astonishment.

Events

11-July-2015 - 20-Sept-2015 Not Too Precious, Ruthin Craft Centre, Denbighshire, Wales
04-July-2015 - 02-Aug-2015 Djur i Natur, Nääs konsthantverk galleri, Tollered, Sweden
07-Jan-2015 - 21-Feb-2015  SOLOS: Never Odd or Even, Part IV, Duo exhibition with Tanel Veenre, ATTA Gallery, Bangkok
11-Jan-2015 - 21-Feb-2015  Organic Manic, Duo exhibition with Tanel Veenre, PIN sstudio, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
18-Jan-2015 - 01-Apr-2015  Frozen Flora, Flourishing Fauna, Solo exhibition, Marzee, Nijmegen, Holland
24-Jan-2015 - 10-May-2015  Beauty of the Beast: Jewellery and Taxidermy, Museum Arnhem, Holland

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Book:  Contemporary Swedish Art Jewellery. Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing:  Stockholm,  2013
Book:  The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellery Makers. Darling Publications:  Cologne,  2009
Magazine:  Current Obsession Magazine #2. Sarah Mesritz and Marina Elenskaya:  Eindhoven, 
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